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Standard User lee111s
(fountain of knowledge) Sat 15-Jul-17 13:14:26
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Second fibre cab installed before first one is even live?


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Much to my surprise, a second (H128) fibre twin has been installed this morning, depsite the first not even being live yet.

It's a BDUK funded cab and it's a new(ish) estate. Been building 9 years and still about 10 houses left to build.

Survey was done a while ago for the BDUK tender and only 120 or so lines active at the time, now closer to 250+

BDUK raised the issue with Openreach after the first cab was installed in March as I explained to them that a 288 cab would have been more suitable and would have been enough for all the homes connected to the PCP but they said wasn't possible.

Seems the BDUK have funded a second cab even though some of the postcodes didn't exist when the phase 2 contract was signed, I doubt OR would have funded the cab without the first even being activated.

Anyone seen anything similar?

Edited by lee111s (Sat 15-Jul-17 14:56:58)

Standard User witchunt
(committed) Sat 15-Jul-17 13:41:33
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BDUK do not fund capacity upgrades including 2nd cabinets, if that is what has happened
Standard User lee111s
(fountain of knowledge) Sat 15-Jul-17 13:59:35
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I know that, but as I said, the first cab isn't even live yet, it's still awaiting power, so it's not an OR funded, capacity driven cabinet.

I suspect that the BDUK have stumped up for another cab to provide capacity for everyone on the cabinet. It should have been a H288 that was installed in the first place but as I said above, the inital survey was done as the estate was expanding, so only about half of the total lines acive now, were active then.

Whitley Bay 63 for anyone who's interested.


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Standard User robertcrowther
(member) Sat 15-Jul-17 14:51:03
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it sounds like you are complaining in the way you've titled your post? If that's the case, I'm sure you would be complaining more if they hadn't installed a second cab
Standard User lee111s
(fountain of knowledge) Sat 15-Jul-17 14:56:42
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Not at all, just very unusual from what I gather...although I would like them to get the power sorted for the cab that's been there since early Feb laugh

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Standard User witchunt
(committed) Sat 15-Jul-17 15:18:51
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BDUK would not be funding a 2nd cab, that be entirely at ORs expense.
What may be happening is they have placed a cabinet in a new location before recovering the original.

Edited by witchunt (Sat 15-Jul-17 15:26:04)

Standard User lee111s
(fountain of knowledge) Sat 15-Jul-17 15:24:56
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Very strange indeed.
Standard User witchunt
(committed) Sat 15-Jul-17 15:27:06
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Never underestimate ORs ability to make a mess of things.
Standard User lee111s
(fountain of knowledge) Sat 15-Jul-17 15:42:07
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Oh fear not, I'm well aware wink
Standard User lee111s
(fountain of knowledge) Sat 15-Jul-17 16:25:52
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Here it is, in all of its glory!

http://imgur.com/a/Alm3i

Edited by lee111s (Sat 15-Jul-17 16:27:57)

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